12 items from 2011
Funny Or Die is launching new comedy series First Dates With Toby Harris starring Seth Morris and premiering on the recently revamped Yahoo! Screen in Spring 2012. "The series will follow the first dates of a typical La based single guy who has several first dates," Dick Glover, CEO of Funny or Die, told Tubefilter. "Through these dates we will get a humorous look at various dating issues, and a different perspectives on life and situations and the funny ways the sexes interact in 2012." First Dates With Toby Harris promises to "take viewers on a journey of ill fated first dates with the lovable (sometimes deplorable) and always single Toby Harris. Set with Los Angeles as a back drop, each episode centers around a different woman and issue that will leave the audience bickering amongst themselves who was right and who was wrong, and how they would have handled it better! »
- Drew Baldwin
Yahoo announced Thursday the launch of an original comedy channel that will kick off with a live stand-up performance by comedian Bill Maher. The Yahoo Comedy Channel, part of the recently announced Yahoo Screen portal, will also feature a series of short-form comedy shows, including one starring Seth Morris from “Step Brothers” and another program hosted by Mike O’Brien, a lead writer for “Saturday Night Live.” Viewing will be free. “I'm excited to be doing something new in bringing a live stand-up show to a web giant like Yahoo,” Maher said. “It is »
- Lucas Shaw
Yahoo announced today that it is launching a Yahoo Comedy Channel in February 2012 and has inked a deal with comedian Bill Maher to kick it off with a free, live stand-up performance. The content will include short-form videos and both licensed and original programming from the likes of Funny or Die, Broadway Video, Elecuts, and Yahoo! Studios, among others. The web giant recently launched a women’s slate that it said saw almost 10 million streams in its first month. Here’s a look a the content being prepared for the comedy launch; more programming will be added going forward, Yahoo said: – CrazyStupidPolitics: Bill Maher Live from Silicon Valley – On February 23, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Pt Bill Maher will host a live comedy show exclusively broadcasted online on Yahoo!. This will be Maher’s first live online broadcast ever. For the last nineteen years, Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
New York - Yahoo said Thursday it would launch the Yahoo Comedy Channel with a slate of original comedy video content featuring such comedians as Mike O’Brien, lead writer on Saturday Night Live, and Seth Morris (No Strings Attached, Step Brothers) in the company’s latest sign of commitment to the premium content space. The channel will launch with a Bill Maher stand-up performance entitled CrazyStupidPolitics: Bill Maher Live from Silicon Valley, available exclusively on Yahoo. The performance, which the firm said will be the first-ever, live, free broadcast online, will take place on Feb. 23, 2012 at the San Jose Performing
- Georg Szalai
Joel Gretsch (V) has joined Lifetime’s original movie Of Two Minds. The film chronicles the relationship between a woman (Kristin Davis) and her younger sister (Tammy Blanchard), who has schizophrenia. Gretsch, repped by Apa and Mosaic, will play Davis’ husband. Jim O’Hanlon is directing from a script by Richard Friedenber. Gillian Vigman and Dan Bakkedahl have joined Jim Jefferies and Peter O’Fallon’s FX comedy pilot presentation Legit. Directed by Peter O’Fallon, Legit centers Jim (Jefferies), a misanthrope trying to go legit. Former Daily Show correspondent Bakkedahl, repped by Paradigm and Principal, will play Jim’s world-weary, floundering, divorced roommate. Vigman, repped by Apa and Brillstein, will play a funny and smart Harvard-trained psychiatrist forced to diffuse Jim’s endless advances. The actress, best known for her role in The Hangover franchise, has been recurring on ABC’s Suburgatory and Fox’s New Girl. Todd Stashwick, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Your favorite high-pitched frenetic Internet sensation will soon be back on TV just in time for Halloween. Yes, it’s Fred! And this time, the very child-like character tries to convince the whole school that the new music teacher is a vampire in Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred (Oct. 22, 8 p.m.) on Nickelodeon.
Fred’s creator/portrayer, Lucas Cruikshank, stars alongside Modern Family’s Ariel Winter, WWE’s John Cena, and Victorious’ Daniella Monet. In the new movie, Fred has to deal with his favorite music teacher being replaced by Mr. Devlin (Seth Morris); finding out that his archenemy, »
- Abby West
'Cedar Rapids' movie trailer features funny comedy & more. Fox Searchlight Pictures released their new comedy flick entitled, "Cedar Rapids" into theaters today,and the movie trailer (below) delivers some pretty good comedy. The movie stars: Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Sigourney Weaver, Anne Heche, Stephen Root, Kurtwood Smith, Alia Shawkat, Mike O'Malley, Rob Corddry,and Seth Morris. The movie revolves around character Tim Lippe (Ed Helms) who's an insurance agent that's a very naive. He's never left his small hometown. He's never stayed at a hotel. And he's never experienced anything like Cedar Rapids, Iowa. »
Synopsis: Tim Lippe (Helms) was the guy people always thought would go places but then he just … didn’t. He’s been living in über-sleepy Brown Valley, Wisconsin his whole life, still “pre-engaged” to his 7th grade teacher Millie Vanderhei ( Sigourney Weaver), while selling insurance to protect other people’s dreams. But now, Tim’s stalled life is about to get a kick-start because, for the first time in his 34 years, he’s headed to a “major” metropolis – Cedar Rapids, Iowa – where he must try to save his company at a do-or-die insurance convention that, for him, will be entirely nonconventional.
From the minute he checks into his hotel with his ancient American Tourister and cummerbund money-belt, it’s clear Tim has no idea how the modern world really works. He is soon smitten with seductive Nebraskan »
- Allan Ford
Chicago – In our latest comedy edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 25 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of “Cedar Rapids”! The new film stars Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche and Sigourney Weaver.
“Cedar Rapids” also stars Isiah Whitlock Jr., Stephen Root, Kurtwood Smith, Alia Shawkat, Rob Corddry, Mike O’Malley, Inga R. Wilson, Mike Birbiglia and Seth Morris from director Miguel Arteta and writer Phil Johnston. The film opens on Feb. 11, 2011.
To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “Cedar Rapids” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and immediately win can be found beneath the graphic below.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Fox Searchlight has sent over 5 clips from director Miguel Arteta’s (Youth in Revolt) Cedar Rapids. Starring Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Sigourney Weaver, Anne Heche, Stephen Root, Kurtwood Smith, Alia Shawkat, Mike O’Malley, Rob Corddry, and Seth Morris, the film's about a small-town Wisconsin man who travels to the big city to represent his company at a regional insurance conference. While the story isn't groundbreaking, or something that you haven't seen before, I thought the movie was really funny and it's definitely worth checking out when it gets released February 11. The main reason is the chemistry between Helms, Reilly, Heche, and Whitlock Jr. Each one had a moment to shine and Whitlock Jr. got two of the biggest laughs during the premiere at Sundance. However, John C. Reilly also has a few awesome lines that I loved. Anyway, for a taste of the film, hit the jump for the clips. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Jamie put up the trailer for new Fox Searchlight comedy, Cedar Rapids at the end of last year and now her ewe have some new images for the movie which has a cast which includes The Hangover star, Ed Helms alongside John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Root, Alia Shawkat, Mike O’Malley, Rob Corddry and Seth Morris with Miguel Arteta taking the reigns as director.
Synopsis: Tim Lippe (Helms) was the guy people always thought would go places but then he just … didn’t. He’s been living in über-sleepy Brown Valley, Wisconsin his whole life, still “pre-engaged” to his 7th grade teacher Millie Vanderhei (Weaver), while selling insurance to protect other people’s dreams. But now, Tim’s stalled life is about to get a kick-start because, for the first time in his 34 years, he’s headed to a “major” metropolis – Cedar Rapids, Iowa – where he »
- David Sztypuljak
We have added 9 new high resolution photos for upcoming Miguel Arteta‘s comedy Cedar Rapids. Ed Helms stars in the movie which also includes the acting talents of John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Root, Alia Shawkat, Mike O’Malley, Rob Corddry, and Seth Morris.
You can check out bigger versions of each by clicking them below.
Synopsis: Tim Lippe (Helms) was the guy people always thought would go places but then he just … didn’t. He’s been living in über-sleepy Brown Valley, Wisconsin his whole life, still “pre-engaged” to his 7th grade teacher Millie Vanderhei (Weaver), while selling insurance to protect other people’s dreams. But now, Tim’s stalled life is about to get a kick-start because, for the first time in his 34 years, he’s headed to a “major” metropolis – Cedar Rapids, »
12 items from 2011
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